North Korea crisis: South to continue talks with ‘clear eyes’

North Korea crisis: South to continue talks with ‘clear eyes’

Media captionSouth Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha: “We understand North Korea better than anybody” South Korea says it will continue high-level talks with North Korea with “clear eyes” amid global warnings that Pyongyang might be playing for time to continue its nuclear-arms programme. “We have to make the most” of the opportunity, South Korean Foreign […]

Guinea healer held over faking hundreds of pregnancies

Guinea healer held over faking hundreds of pregnancies

Image copyright Alhassan Sillah Image caption A traditional healer gave women medicines to make them look pregnant Police in Guinea say they have arrested a healer for conning hundreds of women into believing they were pregnant. N’na Fanta Camara gave women who had been unable to conceive a mixture of leaves, herbs and other medicines […]

Facebook selfie showing murder weapon helps convict killer

Facebook selfie showing murder weapon helps convict killer

Image copyright Facebook Image caption Cheyenne Antoine’s belt (L) is seen as she poses with victim Brittney Gargol A Canadian woman has been convicted of killing her friend after police discovered the murder weapon used in a picture of the pair on social media. Cheyenne Rose Antoine, 21, pleaded guilty on Monday to killing Brittney […]

Venezuela helicopter attack: Pilot Oscar Pérez in bloody siege

Venezuela helicopter attack: Pilot Oscar Pérez in bloody siege

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Oscar Pérez was wanted for using a stolen helicopter to throw grenades at government buildings Two police officers and several “terrorists” have been killed in an operation to capture a helicopter pilot accused of leading an armed rebellion in Venezuela last year, officials say. Venezuelan forces surrounded a house in […]

Donald Trump takes on Dick Durbin over ‘racial slur’

Donald Trump takes on Dick Durbin over ‘racial slur’

Media captionTrump voters grade president’s first year President Donald Trump has said he was “totally misrepresented” by those saying he used the term “shithole” to describe African nations last week. Mr Trump also said the allegation was hurting efforts to strike a deal to protect so-called Dreamer immigrants. The president was responding to a claim […]

Antwerp: Belgium building collapses in explosion

Antwerp: Belgium building collapses in explosion

Media captionPolice do not believe the blast is related to terrorism A blast has brought down a residential building in the Belgian city of Antwerp, injuring several people. The origin of the explosion on the central street of Paardenmarkt is not clear. But police said they did not believe it was related to terrorism. Three […]

Biles ‘abused by gymnastics doctor’

Biles ‘abused by gymnastics doctor’

Biles won four gold medals at the Rio Olympics in 2016 Four-time Olympic champion Simone Biles says she was sexually abused by former Team USA gymnastics sports doctor Larry Nassar. In an emotional statement, Biles, a star of the Rio Games, said she would not let Nassar “steal my love and joy”. Nassar was jailed […]

Donald Trump must apologise for comments – African Union

Donald Trump must apologise for comments – African Union

Media caption‘Mr President, are you a racist?’ The organisation representing African countries has demanded that US President Donald Trump apologise after he reportedly called nations on the continent “shitholes”. The group’s mission in Washington DC expressed its “shock, dismay and outrage” and said the Trump administration misunderstood Africans. The US leader made the alleged remark […]

Ritz Paris robbery: Armed robbers dropped bag of jewels

Ritz Paris robbery: Armed robbers dropped bag of jewels

Image copyright AFP Image caption Police guard the hotel’s rear entrance on Cambon street French police have recovered all the jewellery stolen by armed robbers from a shop at the famous Ritz Hotel in Paris on Wednesday, sources say. They say the loot worth some €4.5m (£4m; $5.4m) was in a bag dropped by one […]

Iran nuclear deal: Mnuchin expects new US sanctions

Iran nuclear deal: Mnuchin expects new US sanctions

Media captionA timeline of what Trump has said about the Iran deal US Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin has said he expects President Donald Trump to impose new sanctions on Iran. The news comes as Mr Trump faces a Friday deadline to decide whether to waive other major sanctions on Iran lifted under the 2015 nuclear […]

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